Day trips and hiking trails in the Upper Engadine valley, Switzerland

The Upper Engadine - Day trip and hiking suggestions

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At 3303 metres, Corvatsch is a popular starting point for skiers and a beautiful viewing point.

Activities in the Upper Engadine

These are the to do's that we recommend. Hiking trails, cable cars, panoramic trains and more!

SIGHTSEEING TIPS FOR THIS REGION

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Bernina Express

Wonderful scenic train ride from the old town of Chur across the Bernina Pass to Italy.

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Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.

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Corvatsch

Extraordinary view of the Upper Engadine lakes and Piz Bernina.

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  • Attraction type: natural site, mountain top, by cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

REGIONAL HIKING SUGGESTIONS

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Lake St. Moritz

Relaxed stroll along the Lake of St. Moritz, suitable for anyone.

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  • Hiking time: 0h55
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1767 - 1785 m
  • Distance: 4.4 km
  • Terrain: valley, town, along lake
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Muottas Muragl - Alp Languard

Popular trail with plenty of good views across the Upper Engadine valley.

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  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2228 - 2459 m
  • Distance: 6.4 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Murtèl - Furtschellas

Hike across high alpine meadows with views across the Upper Engadine lakes.

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  • Hiking time: 2h30
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2317 - 2706 m
  • Distance: 5.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Piz Nair - Bever

Long trail with landscapes varying from untouched high mountain scenery to conifer forests.

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  • Hiking time: 5h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1709 - 3027 m
  • Distance: 16.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky, high alpine terrain, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Bever - Preda

Demanding route across a magnificent alpine landscape.

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Morteratsch glacier

It's impressive to see a glacier up close, and informative to see how fast it's retreating.

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  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1898 - 2035 m
  • Distance: 5.4 km
  • Terrain: valley, rocky
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Murtèl - Pontresina

Impressive views on the Piz Bernina and its glaciers while descending into the Roseg valley.

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  • Hiking time: 4h00
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1772 - 2757 m
  • Distance: 12.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Ospizio Bernina - Alp Grüm

Explore the high alpine rough terrain of the Bernina Pass.

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Pontresina - Punt Muragl

Short route to view the trains on the famous Bernina line.

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  • Hiking time: 0h40
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1743 - 1770 m
  • Distance: 2.5 km
  • Terrain: meadow, valley
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Pontresina - St. Moritz

Route across the forests in the valley between Pontresina and St. Moritz.

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  • Hiking time: 1h40
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1766 - 1849 m
  • Distance: 4.2 km
  • Terrain: along lake, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)
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